Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? (1 Corinthaisn 3:16)
I have been campaigning now for many years to try and get those in my immediate circle to stop saying, “I am going to church.” It is theological incorrect under the new covenant because we are now the living temples of God, not made with hands. We are the church. Until our language begin to change, we will fall short of walking in God’s purpose for our lives because we continue to pursue God externally, when He is within. Our bodies are His temple, and He lives within us. The Word says we are to “present our bodies to God.” This is our spiritual act of worship.
If we understand what salvation is all about, we know that because of sin we were dead. There is no life outside of Christ. Christ pulled us out of death and into His abundant life. He paid for our sins so that He can live through us. Our eyes, ears, hands, feet, head, and body belong to Him. In Him we live, move, and have our being. In us dwells His Holy Spirit. When we move, He moves.
There was a time when God dwelt in a physical temple, a building made by the hands of men, but His desire has always been to dwell in the very temple He made with His own hands. He lives in us. His presence is no longer in a structure or building, but we are carriers of God’s divine presence. That is why, wherever we are or wherever we go, there should be a difference. Where we are, God is. He is always near, as close to us as the air we breathe. The separation we think exist between us and God, regardless of what we have done, is one of consciousness, and it’s a lie. God is not far from any of us. Even unbelievers can get saved in a moment because God is that close.
Father, help me always to be aware of Your presence, to live at that place where I am consistently conscious of Your ever abiding presence in my life. I accept that You are as near to me as the air I breathe, now I ask that You will allow me to feel Your presence, to hear Your voice and experience Your glory as confirmation to this fact, in Jesus Name.